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Natural wonders of Iceland

Author: LaV | 20-09-2011, 03:17
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Natural wonders of Iceland

This island country is located in north part of Europe. Most of us knows that. But do you know what this small country hides? It hides big nature contrast, it is a land of fire and ice. Land of earthquakes, volcanoes, black sand beaches, hot springs and what not. Let’s check it out together!

Geysir and Strokkur
This is earliest geyser known. Well at least when someone noticed it and decided that this natural phenomena needs a name. So all the geysers got the name from this one. This one can hurl the water 70 meters above ground, but in past few years it was silent, eruptions stopped. But only 50 meters south is another geyser named Strokkur which is still active and you can see boiling water erupting every few minutes. It reaches up to 50 meters in the sky, but usually about 20 or so.

geysir and strokkur

 

geysir and strokkur

geysir and strokkur

geysir and strokkur

geysir and strokkur

geysir and strokkur

geysir and strokkur

 

Thingvellir national park
This national park is of big geological but also historical and cultural importance to all of the Icelanders. Home to many natural wonders, but also home to first parliament made by Vikings in 10th century. Here lies Thingvallavatn lake, largest lake on Iceland and also one with the clearest water on the world.

thingvellir

thingvellir

Silfra

thingvellir

thingvellir

thingvellir

thingvellir

 

Gullfoss
On English, Golden Waterfalls, is one of the waterfalls on Iceland. This wide multi-step waterfall is one of the biggest touristic attractions on Iceland and it is located in the canyon of Hvita river.

gullfoss

gullfoss

gullfoss

gullfoss

Seljalandsfoss
You liked Gullfoss? I did, waterfalls are great. So look at this one, just look at it. It is definitely one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. It is even possible to go behind the waterfall! You maybe seen it on some wallpapers or books, now you know where it is. Enjoy!

seljalandsfoss

seljalandsfoss

seljalandsfoss

seljalandsfoss

seljalandsfoss

 

Black sand beach of Vik
After green land of our last natural wonder we give you black sand. Iceland is really land of contrast. This beach is located on the shore near the village of Vik, which is located at southernmost part of the island.

black sand beach of vik

black sand beach of vik

black sand beach of vik

black sand beach of vik  

 

Lake Myvatn
We are now in the north part of Iceland. Here lies Myvatn lake which is home to more than 100 species of birds, it is also home to amazing scenery.

lake myvatn

lake myvatn

lake myvatn

lake myvatn

For the end we will show you Dettifoss and Selfoss, two mighty waterfalls. Unbelievable images of volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupting. Oh yes and and always interesting and amazing northern lights or Aurora Borealis.

Dettifoss and Selfoss

dettifoss and selfoss

dettifoss and selfoss

dettifoss and selfoss

 

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull

Aurora Borealis

aurora borealis

aurora borealis

aurora borealis

aurora borealis

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